Varsity: Roll of Honour

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by alberk, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    How complete is the Roll of Honour on the Pegasus Archive website?

    This man is not mentioned and should probably be added:
    Casualty Details | CWGC
    Service Number: 5620230

    12th (10th Bn. The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regt.]) Bn.

    He died on March 24th, 1945 taking part in Operation Varsity. He is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial and has no known grave.

    Does anyone have additional information on him?
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Maurice Sampson
    Given Initials: M J
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 24 Mar 1945
    Number: 5620230
    Birth Place: Devonshire
    Residence: Devonshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Devonshire Regiment
    Branch at Enlistment: Army Air Corps
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: Parachute Regiment (not otherwise specified)
    Branch at Death: Army Air Corps


    Finally found a birth record for him
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Maurice J Sampson
    Registration Date: Jul 1923
    [Aug 1923]
    [Sep 1923]
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration District: Crediton
    Inferred County: Devon
    Mother's Maiden Name: Lendon
    Volume Number: 5b
    Page Number: 580
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  3. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    Thank you, TD!
  4. David Woods

    David Woods Active Member

    5620230 Pte. M. J. Sampson Enlisted Devonshire Regiment on or about 27.02.1939

    5620230 Pte. M. J. Sampson W.I.A. 12.06.1944 Battle of Bréville, Normandy

    5620230 Pte. M. J. Sampson Not a casualty in Ardennes and Holland
  5. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    So he enlisted when he was 16 years old? Anyway, by 1945 he was an old hand...

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